|Hi im having some strange problems with my System or inpaticular the SATA Drive|
Originally i purchased a SATA Seagate 160gig, this drive failed to be recognised by my system , infact my system ground to a halt if the drive was connected.
I sent the drive off to seagate who have recently sent me a 200Gig replacement.
the new drive is picked up in Bios and Windows (XP home). i can partition it without incident but it will not format.
Ive tried various different methods to format this drive and am getting to a point where i dont know what to try next, ive followed manufacturers instructions to the letter, but they dont mention anything about what to do if the drive fails to format.
While formating through windows, i get an error saying that the format failed and that if the drive is a SCSI drive then i should check its terminated properly
If i format through Partition Magic the system locks up at 83%, needing a reboot.
any1 had a similar problem or know of a workaround for this?
Thanx in advance
P4 3gig 800mhz FSB
1Gig Matched XMS
DFI Infinity 865 Motherboard